University COVID-19 update: To reflect changes to global travel restrictions, Waterloo has updated international travel guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. For Spring 2022, co-op will approve eligible work terms for in-person jobs located outside of Canada.

Find talent from the world's leading co-operative education program

You might find yourself busier than ever as your organization adapts and changes during COVID-19. This could be a great time for you to hire co-op students to support your work (we've even increased your options by building flexibility into work terms).

We’ve even developed Digital Skills Fundamentals courses for our co-op students to expand their skillset in digital and video marketing, sales, problem-solving and web design. They’re ready to support your business, whether you’ve got an established digital platform, recently gone digital or are planning to soon.

Join more than 7,100 other employers who have tapped into the value of co-op students from Waterloo. Register now and post a job! 

How does co-op work?

Register icon1) Register and postAffordable way to fill your talent needs

Access 25,000+ students available for full-time positions

interview icon2) Interview and hireTalent from 120+ accredited programs

Hire a student for 12 to 16 weeks.

repeat icon3) RepeatStudents are available year round

Easily repost your job for the next work term on WaterlooWorks

Why hire our co-op students? 

Illustration of a gear and lightbulb representing innovationCanada's most innovative university28 years in a row

Hiring our co-op students connects you with top talent from Canada’s most innovative university (Maclean’s Magazine).

Illustration of an students standing behind a handshake#1 in Canadafor employer-student connections

We're proud to be ranked #1 in Canada for employer-student connections because of our incredible students and employers (like you). (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

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As Canada's leader in experiential learning, our students are equipped with the academic and technical skills needed for the workplace.

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